Japan: E-books to Test Sales at Bookstores
A consortium of 13 companies, including bookstore chain Kinokuniya Co. and online shopping mall Rakuten Inc., will test sales of e-books at regular bookstores next spring, sources said Sunday.
The aim is to familiarize consumers with e-books and to halt the decline of regular bookstores across the country, they said.
See Also: Kinokuniya Opens Bookstore in the Chicago Suburbs (October 2013)
Mechanical translation via Google Translate.
See Also: Establishment of Nippon Electronic Library Service
Another Kinokuniya project. Mechanical translation via Google Translate.
See Also: “National Library Joins Digital Wave, Will Offer Books Online” (January 29, 2013)
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